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Travis Lupick

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Past articles by Travis:

For a Healthier Society, Ditch the Myth of Normal

Celebrated physician Gabor Maté on how our toxic culture is making us ill. → Read More

Benjamin Perrin's Overdose begs conservative readers to embrace progressive solutions to the opioid crisis

Apr 1, 2020 - The former legal adviser to prime minister Stephen Harper has laid out a compelling case for an end to Canada's war on drugs. → Read More

COVID-19: Senior IOC member says coronavirus will see 2020 Summer Olympics postponed

It’s not yet official, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is reportedly about to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. → Read More

COVID-19: B.C. eases restaurant regulations to allow for alcoholic beverages to come with pickup and delivery orders

Vancouver bars and restaurants were officially ordered to end dine-in services last Friday (March 21). → Read More

Cam girls and online porn see a boom in business during the coronavirus lockdown

The adult-film industry and the many forms it takes online are all generally doing very well during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Councillors to ask if Vancouver civic buildings should offer free pads and tampons

The average Canadian woman spends $65.82 per year on menstrual products, according to a 2017 estimate by Chatelaine magazine. That might not sound like much but, in 2018, Plan International Canada found that fully one-third of Canadian women under the age of 25 have struggled to afford menstrual products. South of the border, a U.S. → Read More

Vancouver drug users employed in overdose response vote on whether to join a union

The roles peers play in overdose response are usually on the front lines of the crisis, staffing injection sites and patrolling Downtown Eastside alleys with the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. → Read More

Starbucks testing new hot-coffee cups in Vancouver in search for environmentally friendly containers

While the change is good news for the planet, the company intends for it to actually have little direct impact on customers. → Read More

North Vancouver proposes public-smoking ban plus updated language that includes e-cigs and vaping

Councillors will receive a series of proposed bylaw amendments that would prohibit smoking in parks, plazas, and multi-use pathway. → Read More

UBC student discovers new planet that might hold liquid water one thousand light years from Earth

A UBC student has found no less than 17 new possible planets, including one that appears to meet the conditions required to hold liquid water on its surface. → Read More

Telus vows to repair broken payphone in remote region of B.C.

Calling it “David versus Goliath” might be a stretch, but a small-town B.C. politician has fought a mighty corporation and won. → Read More

A federal carbon tax infringes on provincial rights, Alberta court finds

Canada’s carbon tax is unconstitutional, according to the Court of Appeal of Alberta. → Read More

B.C. overdose deaths declined in 2019 but health officials caution the fentanyl crisis continues

The province’s first initial count of overdose deaths in 2019 shows a sharp decline from previous years but a number that remains miles above what was once considered “normal”. → Read More

Egyptian satirical superstar Bassem Youssef is after more than just laughs

Sometimes considered the Arab world’s answer to Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef has established new limits for free speech in Egypt. → Read More

Insite co-founder says government won't ask how overdose crisis began because it doesn't want the answer

If a royal commission ever is established to investigate the causes of Canada's opioid epidemic, it would likely focus on the years that former prime minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative party held power. → Read More

Federal government says it will not use force to break up Indigenous protests across Canada

Ottawa has said that for now it has no intention of using physical force to end Indigenous demonstrations across Canada. → Read More

Fatal overdoses are down—possibly because so many B.C. drug users have already died

Epidemiologists, health officials, and people who use drugs consider whether the opioid crisis has reached a saturation point and is beginning to burn itself out. → Read More

RCMP says nothing suspicious about truck carrying three men found in Sooke River

Two men are dead in Sooke and a third is missing but the RCMP has said it does not believe that foul play was involved in the incident. → Read More

A lot of snow is about to fall on Metro Vancouver and people are freaking out

Most Metro Vancouver streets might still be bare at the time of writing while other areas have no more than a light dusting of snow. But that’s about to change. → Read More

Commuters, brace yourselves—more snow is on its way to Metro Vancouver

“Significant snow” will fall on certain Metro Vancouver regions beginning tomorrow (February 3). → Read More